Here’s an author interview with Gretchen Bassier. Take it away, Gretchen…
Faelen, cousin to the prince and son of a diplomat, has finally come home to Tournai after years away. The pull to return was almost tangible, and the sense of rightness at being back is absolute. He wants nothing more than to put down roots and build a life among family while pursuing his linguistic studies. Becoming involved in magic meant to protect Tournai isn’t part of his plans…but falling in love is even more unexpected and unfamiliar, but he finds himself doing just that as his friendship with Maxen deepens into something more.
Askari, Dhala, and Gyam grew up as childhood friends during happier days for the Chinjoka, an Iron Age people with the ability to shapeshift, but now they must learn their place among the tribe while dealing with both a devastating plague and war with the Misiq.
Ena is a young warrior for the more savage Misiq, a tribe whose cruelty exemplifies their deity—the Angry God. The Misiq, also shifters, have declared a genocidal war against the Chinjoka, blaming them for the disease devastating both tribes. As a result, they are locked in a battle for survival. But when Ena is shown compassion by those he means to harm, he begins to question all he’s ever known.
A chance meeting changes their lives, and maybe their tribes, forever.
Ligeia smiled up at Bastien. “Etan looked happy.”
“Yes, he did.” It was quite obvious Etan loved Tristan, and Bastien was happy that he could marry as he chose. Etan was a third son and would never have to worry about inheriting a title or providing for the continuation of a family line. Of course Cathal had inherited the dukedom, and he still married as he chose, something that had shocked Bastien. “Very happy.”
FINDING YOU (REDWOOD SHIFTERS #2)